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Dec 07, 2016, 12:28 ET U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation is advancing the FIU Bridge Engineering Program's efforts to make the country's aging bridges safer. FIU...


Dec 02, 2016, 07:45 ET FIU professor: Don't fall for fake news

As with other things in life, Professor Fred Blevens believes it's important to practice safe news. Blevens teaches communication in the FIU...


Oct 24, 2016, 12:41 ET NSF grant to increase computer science graduates in Florida

As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, FIU and two other Florida universities will receive $1 million each in student...


Oct 17, 2016, 11:44 ET Cold spells chill tropical species

Two cold spells, two years apart, in two subtropical regions of the world have given scientists clues to what happens when an extreme climate event...


Oct 16, 2016, 19:26 ET Imprudent Airline Passengers Are More Likely to Be Inexperienced, Male, and Self-Centered, Study Finds

If you have never heard someone say, "I loved that flight! I can't wait to get back on an airplane!" it's probably because the experience of many...


Sep 14, 2016, 12:02 ET Majority of Cuban-Americans in Miami oppose U.S. embargo, support increased investment in and travel to the island

 Nearly 70 percent of Cuban-Americans in Miami-Dade County support the U.S. decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba and a strong...


Sep 01, 2016, 16:31 ET Get your sleep and treat depression to guard against Alzheimer's disease

New research suggests that lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, even for those who do not have a...


Aug 02, 2016, 06:00 ET U.S. loses $2.3 trillion in tax revenue due to strategic mispricing of international trade goods, according to FIU professor

Trillions of dollars may be missing from U.S. government coffers due to widespread corporate tax evasion and criminal money laundering...


Jun 27, 2016, 15:31 ET FIU researcher delves into complicated relationship between sharks and dolphins on Discovery's Shark Week

Sharks and dolphins have shared the ocean for ages, but only recently, scientists have begun to understand the true nature of the relationship...


Jun 22, 2016, 12:28 ET Shark census reaches first 100 reefs

Researchers attempting the world's largest-ever survey of shark populations have reached their first 100 reefs, collecting exciting footage along...


May 05, 2016, 15:51 ET Miami cold spell has chilling effect on tropical bees

A rare cold spell in Miami, that saw temperatures dip as low as 35 degrees, had damaging effects on tropical bees in South Florida. The extreme...


Mar 16, 2016, 16:57 ET FIU launches Latino public opinion polling initiative

With the number of Hispanic voters in the U.S. topping 27 million this year – and immigration playing a pivotal role in the national debate...


Feb 02, 2016, 17:23 ET FIU achieves top rank in Carnegie research classification

 The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has announced the newest edition of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions...


Dec 22, 2015, 12:00 ET FIU scientists discover how arsenic builds up in plant seeds

Researchers from FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Barry P. Rosen and Jian Chen, both from the Department of Cellular Biology and...


Nov 16, 2015, 11:30 ET Guilarte to lead study of link between lead exposure and schizophrenia at FIU

Tomás R. Guilarte, FIU's incoming dean of the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has gained worldwide recognition...


Nov 03, 2015, 14:49 ET Study to explore cocaine's impact on liver disease progression in people with HIV

Given the advances of the last two decades, HIV is no longer a death sentence for most patients. However, for drug users and hepatitis C- (HCV)...


Oct 12, 2015, 10:23 ET FIU researchers working on protecting nation's power grid from cyber attacks

Researchers from FIU's College of Engineering and Computing have teamed up with four other universities and a utility company to help safeguard the...


Sep 08, 2015, 15:18 ET Unionized construction firms see fewer costly, serious injuries

 A new study co-authored by FIU shows construction firms that hire union workers have fewer work injuries requiring workers' compensation...


Mar 17, 2015, 13:44 ET Dog and drones battle deadly avocado fungus

 In just a few weeks, redbay ambrosia beetles will be on the move in Florida, a major concern for the state's multimillion dollar avocado...


Nov 07, 2014, 12:27 ET FIU and National Tropical Botanical Garden establish International Center for Tropical Botany at The Kampong

 FIU and the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) have joined forces to create the International Center for Tropical Botany...


Oct 22, 2014, 17:04 ET FIU scientists to use tiny particles to fight big diseases

Physicians will tell you: They are not winning the war on ovarian cancer. But Florida International University researchers are crafting a new...


Sep 22, 2014, 15:37 ET Back from West Africa, FIU doctor calls for resources and training to fight Ebola

FIU professor Dr. Aileen Marty has returned to Miami after 31 days in Nigeria, serving with the World Health Organization's Global Outbreak Alert...


Aug 26, 2014, 09:47 ET Minor tweak to job applications could reduce crime, FIU researchers find

Have you ever been convicted of a crime? It's a simple question often asked on job applications and one that is contributing to a higher crime...


Aug 22, 2014, 13:52 ET Heat wave offers glimpse into climate change

An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate...


Aug 15, 2014, 12:22 ET Miami doctor recruited to help fight Ebola in West Africa

Dr. Aileen Marty left Miami on Thursday on her way to Nigeria, where she will join a team of experts from around the world to help fight the Ebola...